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Winesburg, Ohio


Published August 12, 2007


LibriVox recording of Winesburg, Ohio, by Sherwood Anderson.

Published in 1919, and listed on the Modern Library roster of the 20th century’s 100 greatest novels in English, Winesburg, Ohio presents a series of loosely related character studies of the inhabitants of a fictional Midwestern town that together form a novel of unusual unity and vision. The inarticulate and lonely citizens of Winesburg, each with his or her own secret tale to tell, frequently relate those tales to, or through their interactions with, the character of George Willard, a young Winesburg citizen on the cusp of manhood with dreams of becoming a writer. Thus Winesburg tells the story of the townspeople’s loneliness and alienation in parallel with the tale of George’s own coming of age. The citizens of Winesburg are described obliquely as “grotesques,” but as the introductory chapter makes clear, “The grotesques were not all horrible. Some were amusing, some almost beautiful . . .”

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Reviewer: zobert - favoritefavorite - February 20, 2015
Subject: GRIM Doesn't Come Close
I couldn't listen to more than a third of this story. Supposed to be one of the top 100. Everything was grim or grim coupled with pain. Very well written. The authour had me THERE with him, but I had to leave.
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